A: How much do you like football?

B: I like it some.

I know "I like it some" would not be correct nor idiomatic, however in my native language we have a very practical way of saying it this way (literally), if you like something not very much nor very little.

I thought of other ways of saying it such as "I like it to some degree" but this sounds too wordy.

Same is true when it comes to saying the degree of feeling ill. For istance:

A: Are you ill?

B: I feel ill some.

It is incorrect, I know that, but that is exactly the degree I want to say. Not too ill, nor very well.

So, I wanted to ask: Is there a practical way of saying the level of liking something or feeling in a particular way which is to the degree of "some" without being too wordy?

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    some, a bit, a little bit, somewhat, to some degree, to some extent. Is that enough? :)
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 29, 2022 at 21:08
  • @Lambie, So can I say: "I like football some." Would that be correct?
    – Yunus
    Commented Dec 29, 2022 at 21:13
  • Yes, it's fine when you speak. But not in formal writing. Yeah?
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 29, 2022 at 21:54
  • It sounds like 'trailer park American' to me. It's not something any Brit would ever say, nor, I imagine, any educated American. Commented Dec 30, 2022 at 8:39

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"I like it some." seems understandable, but dialect - perhaps American South. It is probably best avoided by a learner, as there are other much simpler ways to express moderation:

I quite like it.

I somewhat like it.

I'm quite ill.

I'm rather ill.

I'm not at all well.

I think I remember a film in which a character says "My dog barks some". I forget the context, but it wasn't meant to represent clear or plain speech

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